The Hungarian National Ballet presents a new Laurencia production choreographed by Michael Messerer on 6 March 2020. The production that can be seen seven times this season aims to enchant audiences with spectacular solo dances, duets and ensembles.
Dear Visitors and Customers,
According to the Operational Group commissioned by the Government of Hungary responsible for the containment of the coronavirus epidemic, the height of the spread of the epidemic was expected on 3 May 2020. Therefore, taking the usual one-month rehearsal period into consideration, any theoretical chances of having any performances in the 2019/20 season had ceased. The earliest possibility for the Hungarian State Opera to be open for audiences is in September 2020.
Dramaturg, literary translator
Máté Mesterházi earned his degree at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in 1984 and won a scholarship to spend the following season at Berlin's Komische Oper. Between 1992 and 1994, he studied cultural management at Vienna's Hochshule für Musik. He has written numerous articles, essays and critical pieces on music history and highly varied aspects of opera performance for dailies (Népszabadság, Népszava), weeklies (Life and Literature) and monthly journals (Music, Theatre, Opernwelt), as well as for other periodicals (Operamagazin), and Hungarian Radio (New Music News, The Musical Piece of the Week and Operatheque); in addition, he has also been involved in dramaturgical work, opera translations and writing and editing programme booklets (for the Hungarian State Opera and Budapest Spring Festival). He was decorated with the Kálmán Nádasdy Award in 2010.